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  1. Teresa
    June 27, 2019 @ 4:58 pm

    I love, love, love you’re wall mounted faucet! It’s perfect!

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  2. Kelly
    June 27, 2019 @ 5:09 pm

    My friend just remodeled her kitchen and went with 2 dishwashers and uses one just to drip dry dishes (that one is a little smaller than the washing one.) Both are plumbed if she ever wants to use it as a washer too. Either way, no visible dishes drying anywhere. The dishwasher was actually cheaper than a cabinet too, so win-win. I’m super jealous.

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  3. Ann
    June 27, 2019 @ 8:06 pm

    Love the wall-mounted faucet, too! I really think — since you’re creating this kitchen from parts so to speak — that you would be well-advised to calculate the countertop heights and the sink depth based on YOU — the height of the cook! IIRC, an ideal countertop for most kitchen work should be about four inches lower than elbow height of the standing cook — a bit lower than that if you knead bread (a baking center, if there is one). This was my first find when googling “kitchen sink ergonomics” but in general, the deeper the sink, the less ergonomically good it is — you’re bending to work in it, and you do most of the “work” at the bottom of the sink! It’s easy to mount things at an ideal height NOW but hard to change them later.

    Update on kittens?

    https://architizer.com/blog/practice/details/ergonomic-kitchen-sink/

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  4. Meredith
    June 28, 2019 @ 1:44 am

    You are winning. At life. At kitchen design. At subtle husband manipulation and control. All of it.

    And when can we talk about your hair? That’s like a whole post on its own. Gorgeous.

    But i digress. You’re winning.

    Can’t wait to see the end result.

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  5. Lisa
    June 28, 2019 @ 9:15 am

    Instead of the metal rack at the back of your sink to dry dishes on, why not have Paul make a slatted wooden or bamboo one. I think it would be less slippery for the washed items and more organic. Or one with wood sides with brass or copper rods, if you prefer the metal look.

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  6. liz
    June 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    What is the desired overhang for counter to extend beyond cabinet fronts?
    I ask b/c what if… in that that ‘pretend sink’ apron front towel rack image, you overhang counters at least 3/4″. Then you design a similar furniture leg-style cabinet. However if the legs bump out from the cabinet faces far enough to conceal ends of any decorative edge, then you could terminate there. Run decorative profile up to legs. You would have almost no overhang where the leg-post-things are, but it would allow for tidiness in seams near sink. Fanciness book-ended by two furniture style legs. (I would not personally want to alter the countertop shape from rectangular to accommodate huge leg bump outs… not a fan… but that could be a route as well.)

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  7. sharon roderick
    June 28, 2019 @ 2:36 pm

    What about an apron that extends the full length of the counter/cabinet? I pinned this photo when I was re-doing my kitchen but didn’t do it= my layout with the location of the dishwasher didn’t allow it. I love my kitchen, but still go back to admire the full apron photo that I pinned from time to time 🙂 Different from your fancy edge, but would give the counter a weightier look. Could probably still do a fancy edge under that apron if you wanted to . https://www.pinterest.com/pin/144889312983274064/
    I am sure that it will be beautiful no matter what you decide. As a professional in the chiropractic field, I can confidently report that if you do need to reach down into the extra deep sink, your back will be fine if you bend by hinging at the hips while keeping your spine straight, and do not bend or hunch your spine (like most Americans do.

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  8. Andrea
    June 29, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

    1. You really, really need a toe kick. As someone who lived with early 20th c. cabinets with no toe kick, it is a drag to twist your feet sideways while doing ordinary counter/cupboard tasks. ESPECIALLY washing dishes.

    2. While you are considering the front to back sink measurement, have you considered the depth of the sink as it pertains to your and your husband’s height/arm length ? I lived with a crummy SS sink that was here when I moved in, and despite being a 5’7″ woman, the height of the sink bottom (28″ to the floor) made me stand in a way that gave me a backache every time I washed dishes. When I renovated the kitchen, I used a salvaged antique wall hung sink, and had it installed so the measurement from the floor to the bottom of the sink was 32″. This was such an improvement. It looked a little odd at first, and the plumber quizzed me a couple of times before he understood that I understood this was an unusual request. This height made the sink so much more functional for me. If I was going to do it again I might even bump it up another inch or two.

    3. You haven’t mentioned your counter heights, but what is “standard” may be less suitable for taller people. Personally I prefer a work surface that is 36″ tall or taller. Not having to hunch over while chopping or prepping is much more comfortable.

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  9. Kelsey
    June 29, 2019 @ 7:46 pm

    Those dish racks could be custom built in a few hours by someone who has access to the right tools. Two pieces of angle iron for the ends that rest on the edges of the sink, with pilot holes drilled through at regular intervals on each one. Then rod with threaded holes to match the thread on brass machine screws. Brass is quite soft, so you could do it yourself with a hacksaw with a metal blade, a fine tooth file, and a tap and die set.

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    • Kelsey
      June 29, 2019 @ 7:49 pm

      Oh, and a drill, centre punch, drill bit and countersink bit.

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  10. sweetfe
    June 30, 2019 @ 11:45 pm

    Hmmm… I am sure whatever you pick will be gorgeous. You have a lot of thought into this particular sink. So….if you want an unkitchen….and you want the countertop/cabinets to look like furniture….then maybe forget about the apron front portion of the show….so if you sat on the floor and looked at the cabinets and countertops…the laminate plus countertop will be exactly the same all the way across. This would give you a very clean line… Since I am not so sure you can give up on the apron front (hey if I had multiple slabs of marble I would want to show it off, too!) …maybe you should try looking at crown moulding ends and corners for inspiration. Like so …https://www.askthebuilder.com/installing-fancy-crown-molding-corners/ You may have said and I missed it…but will the apron front extend beyond the counter? Or will it be even? Or recessed? I did not love the angled front… If the front will be even with the edge of the countertop…you could run the under edge all the way around the apron…. just like you would with moulding… Good luck and I am really looking forward to seeing the results!

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  11. Kd
    July 1, 2019 @ 5:57 pm

    Three pages of ideas at this link, not all have decorative detail on the sinks but an awful lot do. https://www.ancientsurfaces.com/Antique-Sinks.html

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  12. Christine
    July 5, 2019 @ 9:03 am

    Since you’re going for a built-in furniture look, maybe looking at some old bars would provide inspiration? They are pretty much hulking pieces of built-in furniture and some are so beautiful. Sometimes they do things around where the servers pick up drinks that look and work well, instead of a clutsy retrofit…

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  13. Ann
    July 23, 2019 @ 1:48 pm

    My deep farm sink never strains my back because I raised the counters 4 inches. I’m 5’7″ so its not that I’m real tall but I do not like a lot of bending over so the 4 inches is a welcome gift. My contractor said,”Good idea” and now he suggests it to his other kitchen remodelers.

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  14. Donna Hall
    July 24, 2019 @ 9:17 pm

    Your dream faucet is on sale for $600 at waterworks warehouse sale today.

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  15. Claire
    August 7, 2019 @ 4:51 pm

    The sink in the very last photo is may favorite of them all. I want that sink from craigslist in a “for free to whomever is willing to come take it off the wall” type of situation.

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